1-on-1 learning and original research projects customized around students' interests
A mentorship in sports can take many forms, depending on which focus most interests a student. Those drawn to the business of sports can focus on the logistics of college, semi-pro, and professional sports, while those interested in sports performance might study the psychological effects of social, cultural, and team dynamics on individual performance or athletes’ mind-body connection. In a sports mentorship, students can take their interest as an athlete or fan and translate it into a viable career path or academic passion. Previous final projects have included academic research articles on chronic traumatic encephalopathy in football players, op-eds on nepotism in the NFL and the influence of race in NFL hiring practices, as well as proposals and best practices to reduce concussion risk in young athletes.